Suncor in near miss incident on Terra Nova FPSO as grease drum dropped

Canadian offshore safety authorities have informed that Suncor was in a “near miss” incident aboard it Terra Nova FPSO in the Atlantic Ocean after a potentially fatal drop of a grease drum from a lifting basket.

Terra Nova FPSO. Image courtesy of Suncor Energy
Terra Nova FPSO. Image courtesy of Suncor Energy

Offshore safety body for Newfoundland and Labrador CNLOPB said that on March 13, 2019, workers on the Terra Nova FPSO were moving grease drums by a crane with an approved lifting basket, following safe lifting practices.

During a lift, the lifting basket made contact with a turret rail. The gate pin of the lifting basket released, which caused the door of the basket to open. This resulted in a drum falling approximately 10-15 feet, coming to rest on an enclosure below, CNLOPB said, citing a report from Suncor.

There were no injuries and no personnel were in the area. However, the incident had the potential for fatality based on the Dropped Objects Prevention Scheme (DROPS) calculator, CNLOPB added.

“Crane operations were immediately stopped, the area was secured and the drum has been removed. The C-NLOPB is monitoring Suncor Energy’s continued investigation of the incident,” the safety body said.

Suncor Energy operates the Terra Nova field, which is located offshore approximately 350 kilometers southeast of Newfoundland and Labrador. The Terra Nova field in the fourth quarter 2018 produced on average only 9.5 thousand barrels a day, compared to 14.6 thousand in the fourth quarter of 2017.

The 4Q 2018 output was affected by planned FPSO maintenance and then by a major storm system on the East Coast of Canada in the period. Production from the field resumed on December 2, 2018.

Offshore Energy Today Staff

Share this article

Follow Offshore Energy Today

Events>

<< Mar 2019 >>
MTWTFSS
25 26 27 28 1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 31

16th MOSCOW INTERNATIONAL OIL AND GAS EXHIBITION

The Moscow International Oil & Gas Exhibition display products like oil and gas products, oil and gas services…

read more >

Beijing International Offshore Oil & Gas Exhibition (ciooe) 2019

Beijing International Offshore Oil & Gas Exhibition (ciooe), is a regular gathering in oil & gas industry…

read more >

Lebanon International Oil & Gas Summit 2019

LIOG 2019 will delve further into the opportunities that are present in Lebanon’s energy sector…

read more >

Atyrau Oil & Gas 2019

The event program is dedicated to the most topical issues of search, exploration, development of hydrocarbons…

read more >

Jobs>

Looking to fill a job opening?

By advertising your job here, on the homepage of OffshoreEnergyToday.com, you'll reach countless professionals in the sector. For more information, click below...

apply

Looking to fill a job opening?

By advertising your job here, on the homepage of OffshoreEnergyToday.com, you'll reach countless professionals in the sector. For more information, click below...

apply

Looking to fill a job opening?

By advertising your job here, on the homepage of OffshoreEnergyToday.com, you'll reach countless professionals in the sector. For more information, click below...

apply